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Research Bootcamp for Research Assistants & Teaching Assistants

Literature reviews, library research, information management and more.

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Research Bootcamp is offered every year in mid-May to mid-June. Please check back later for Research Bootcamp 2020 info!

Objectives & outcomes

The objective of the Bootcamp is to develop and/or refresh the literature searching and information management abilities of research assistants, teaching assistants, and graduate students. 


  • Greater knowledge of information sources and services available from the Dalhousie Libraries
  • Working knowledge of how to efficiently and effectively conduct a literature search in a field of interest
  • Understanding of how to manage and present information once found
  • Understanding of the requirements around copyright
  • Greater knowledge of author rights and requirements


The Core Skills sessions in May form the foundation on which the other content is built. As this is core material, we strongly recommend that all participants register for these sessions. For more information, visit the Schedule page of this guide.

Format: the sessions will include demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on experience with an emphasis on active learning and focused discussion.

Presenters: Specialists from the Dalhousie Libraries, the Writing Centre, the Atlantic Research Data Centre, and ACENET will present the sessions.